Optimism can improve your physical and mental health.
For many companies, is a real challenge to keep a positive mindset around the people who are working in the offices, or even from home.
In this pandemic-dominated time, where we need to stay home and respect social distancing, wellness is an important aspect of our overall health.
Cultivating an optimistic attitude can improve your well-being.
The classes organized by Joy Corporate Academy are promoting the benefits of positive thinking.
Following the special course: „Mental wellbeing – how to build a positive mindset”, your employees can benefit too from all these advantages:
- Lower rates of depression and distress
- Greater resistance to colds
- Better heart health
- Better adaptability
- Greater life expectancy
What can you do to build optimism and improve your health?
Consider changing your perspective. Here are some tips:
Spot your negative thoughts.
Some negative thoughts are easy to spot. They include thoughts like, "I'm not good enough" or "I really missed my day."
Other shapes are more difficult to recognize, for example: blaming yourself for a negative event, even without being directly involved in it.
You can easily exaggerate. Take on the worst for the least. For example, you might spill your coffee and think the rest of your day will be wasted.
You may also focus only on the negative aspects of a situation, filtering out all the positive aspects.
Seeing everything in black and white, without any shade of gray indicate that means that nothing exists between good and bad, or perfection and failure.
Recognizing these negative thought forms in your daily life is the first step in changing your attitude.
Practice positive self-talk.
When you've recognized a negative thought-form, it's time to turn it into positive self-talk.
Our brains are programmed to give more importance to what is negative than positive.
This is one of the reasons we focus on the negative. Practice changes all of that.
Here are some strategies for turning negative thoughts into self-motivation:
- Watch over you. It is normal to have negative thoughts. When that happens, take a moment to analyze them. Try to turn them into positive thoughts. For example, rather than personalizing an incident, think about your role holistically. You will probably realize that several external factors were also involved.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising every day is difficult, especially if you are in isolation in a tight space. Remember, being active for 30 minutes can reduce stress and improve your mood. Eating healthy can also help.
- Embrace positive social distancing. Normally, we should surround ourselves with positive people. Despite the pandemic, it is still possible, and even necessary, to have a positive network. As a substitute for dating, you can use a phone, chat, email, and video conferencing. Remember that negative people can make you doubt your abilities. Positive people will be there to support you.
Change the way you think about stress
We are living in a stressful time, and we are doing our best.
Practicing positive thinking does not mean ignoring the stressors in our lives. Rather, it is a way of cultivating optimism and emphasizing positive results.
In this course, JoyCorporate Academy is presenting the concept of mindfulness and the great benefits to fight against information overload and manage stress.
Here your employees will learn how to increase concentration and use better their mental capacity.
In fact, stress can be positive. Specialists are suggesting we change the way we think about stress.
We should accept stress as a way to make ourselves stronger, smarter, and happier.
Change your attitude towards your situation and train yourself to be optimistic, this can lead to positive change.
These changes can then have a long-term positive influence on your emotional and physical well-being.